Selling and Buying a Home

Real-life advice for buying and selling a home

Welcome to the Selling and Buying a Home blog.

My name is Leah Ingram, and, together with my husband, I’ve bought and sold eight homes in the past 20 years. One of those homes we built new.

My husband and I are also the DIY type. We’ve renovated nearly every home we’ve owned. This includes upgrading bathrooms, redoing a kitchen down to the studs and painting a home, top to bottom.

In addition to my personal experience as a homeowner, I’m a writer that has covered real estate for national publications.

For more than a decade I wrote about celebrity real estate, home-buying trends, money-saving tips for moving, curb appeal and more for NBC Universal and Parade Magazine.

Now I’m bringing my aspirational but authoritative and approachable take on selling and buying a home to my own blog. I’m going to share with you what works (and what doesn’t ) when selling a home as well as when you’re buying a home.

Rather than telling you what you want to hear, I’m going to tell you what you need to hear if you want to get a good price on a home you’re selling or buying. Basically, I’m going to cut through the BS and give you real-life, attainable advice that’s applicable to both buyers and sellers.

However, this is hardly my only blog. I’ve been covering personal finance for nearly as long as I’ve been selling and buying homes. Once we were suddenly frugal. These days we’re real sophisticated consumers.

You’re welcome to read my other blog The Real Sophisticated Consumer here.

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House Hunting Checklist

Here’s why you want to have a house hunting checklist as you embark on buying a home. A checklist can keep your thoughts organized as you look at houses. It can keep you on track if you tend to get distracted by shiny things, such…

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Summer Real Estate Tips

This blog post focuses on summer real estate tips. Why summer? Well, for a few reasons. One, each real estate season is unique. That means that winter real estate is different from spring real estate, which is different from summer real estate? And, two, summer…

Who am I?

I’m Leah Ingram, homeowner seven times over, author of 15 books and journalist, formerly covering real estate for NBC Universal and Parade Magazine.


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